Introduction Black people have faced economic inequality for hundreds of years in this country. Still, the recent Black Lives Matter protests have made this generation-spanning problem into a hot-button issue of our present time. The data is clear and consistent the United States remains an inequitable society. The preponderance of data identifies this fact when connecting and investing dollars into … Read More
Introduction I remember working on the Urban Fresh project creating popup farmers’ markets for underserved communities located in urban food deserts. This was a great idea that was garnering tremendous results, but getting funding was nearly impossible and totally controlled by a non-profit that had complete power of the purse. No matter what results came from the community engagement the … Read More
Introduction To thrive in the modern business world it’s important to understand how to market your Black business and this is going to be even harder in the post-COVID-19 crisis small business environment. A recent American Dream Marketplace survey shows establishing customer relationships through marketing and promotion is the second-largest concern among Black business owners after securing access to capital. … Read More
A revolution in early-stage finance is changing the way the Black business communities relate to capital formation, real estate development, entrepreneurship, and job creation. Thanks to the passage of the JOBS Act of 2012, a new market is being created that will revolutionize how early-stage investing and community economic development works — It’s called Investment Crowdfunding! Bill Huston To this … Read More
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